Hulu Lands Streaming Video on Demand Rights for ABC’s ‘The Good Doctor’

Great news, The Good Doctor fans! Starting with season 2, you’ll have a brand new way to watch and re-watch current season episode. On Wednesday, Hulu announced that a new deal with Sony Pictures Television which grants the streaming platform exclusive Streaming Video on Deman (SVOD) rights to episodes of ABC’s The Good Doctor.

What, exactly, does this mean? It means that all new episodes, starting with season two, will become available on Hulu the day after the original network broadcast premiere! Hulu already houses the entire first season of the ABC drama series which is available for your binging pleasure right now.

The Good Doctor wrapped up its highly-successful first season back in March, shortly after it’s second season renewal was announced. The series has earned high praise from fans and critics alike and earned itself the title of ABC’s most-watched new series in the past 13 years.

The Good Doctor centers around Doctor Shaun Murphy (played by Freddie Highmore), a young surgeon with autism and savant syndrome who relocates from a quiet country life to join a prestigious hospital’s surgical unit. Murphy is completely alone in the world and experiences several challenges when it comes to his surgical career.  He is unable to personally connect with those around him but Shaun uses his extraordinary medical gifts to save lives and challenge the skepticism of his colleagues.

In addition to Highmore, the series stars Antonia Thomas as Dr. Claire Browne, Nicholas Gonzalez as Dr. Neil Melendez, Chuku Modu as Dr. Jared Kalu, Beau Garrett as Jessica Preston, Hill Harper as Dr. Marcus Andrews, Richard Schiff as Dr. Aaron Glassman and Tamlyn Tomita as Allegra Aoki. Additionally, Fiona Gubelmann, Paige Spara, and Will Yun Lee were recently promoted to series regulars for the series’ second season.

The Good Doctor is written by David Shore (House).  Shore is also an executive producer along with Daniel Dae Kim (Lost, Hawaii Five-O), David Kim and Sebastian Lee.

There’s no word yet on a season two premiere date but, one thing’s for sure, that day can’t get here soon enough! What do you think about The Good Doctor being available on SVOD through Hulu? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.

 

Source: Deadline